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Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Lauderdale Lakes

Driving around the Fort Lauderdale area should be a safe activity. Unfortunately, too many accidents continue to happen that affect many families. When an accident is caused by another person’s negligence, it can be even more devastating. A recent accident in Lauderdale Lakes resulted in the death of a teenager.

Lauderdale Lakes fatal accident

Recently, a fatal accident occurred in Lauderdale Lakes. The crash occurred at West Oakland Park Boulevard near Northwest 46th Avenue. A driver of a silver Honda failed to yield while taking a left hand turn from Oakland Park to 46th. The driver of the Honda struck the driver’s side of a car driven by a 19-year-old from Fort Lauderdale. The impact of the crash caused the victim’s car to strike a tree. The 19-year-old was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Honda fled on foot but was later located at a nearby apartment complex with the help of a K-9 unit. The driver of the Honda has been charged with DUI with damage to property or person, DUI second offense, failure to remain at an accident scene involving death and other charges.

Personal injury attorney

No one expects their loved one will be the victim of a fatal car accident.  Unfortunately, these accidents affect hundreds of families in Florida each year. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family who is facing the unimaginable. They can investigate the cause of the accident and help the family understand what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.